In January 2019, the band announced the Moving On! Tour and a new album to be released the same year. The upcoming 28 city tour will support this album.
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In October 2013, Townshend announced the Who would stage their final tour in 2015, performing in locations they have never played before. Daltrey clarified that the tour is unrelated to the band’s 50th anniversary—which occurred in 2013—and indicated that he and Townshend were considering recording new material but would be emphasising their hits in their final stadium tour. Daltrey stated, “We can’t go on touring forever … it could be open-ended, but it will have a finality to it.”
In June 2014, Jones reunited with the Who at a charity gig for Prostate Cancer UK his Hurtwood Polo Club, alongside Jeff Beck, Procol Harum, and Mike Rutherford. Later that month, the Who announced plans for a world tour with a possible accompanying album. In September, the Who released the song “Be Lucky”, which was included on the compilation The Who Hits 50! in October. That November, the group released a virtual reality app co-designed by Daltrey’s son, Jamie, featuring events and images from the band’s history.
In June 2015, the Who headlined that year’s Hyde Park Festival, and two days later, the Glastonbury Festival. Townshend suggested to Mojo that it could be the group’s last UK gig. To coincide with The Who’s 50th anniversary, all studio albums, including the new compilation, The Who Hits 50!, were reissued on vinyl. In September 2015, all remaining US tour dates were cancelled after Daltrey contracted viral meningitis. Then Townshend promised the band would come back “stronger than ever”.
On 11 June 2016 in Newport, England, The Who embarked on the Back to the Who Tour 51!, a new tour seen as a continuation of the previous year’s tour. The new tour included a return visit to the Isle of Wight Festival (at the Seaclose Park in Newport, England) on the opening date on 11 June 2016 and ended at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA on 16 October 2016 after thirteen concerts. In November 2016, The Who announced that 5 UK dates the following April (previously scheduled for that August and September), would include a full live performance of Tommy. The 5-date tour was renamed “2017 Tommy & More”, and included the largest selections from Tommy since the 1989 tour. Only the two preliminary concerts at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust on 30 March and 1 April featured Tommy in full, however. The second night was officially released as Tommy – Live at the Royal Albert Hall.